Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager

Here’s How to Add IDM extension to Opera browser and integrate IDM into opera browser. Its been noticed that by default Internet download manager integrates automatically into some major browsers like Chrome and Firefox and open source browsers. But opera does not automatically integrate with IDM (Internet download manager).

Follow these Simple Steps below on how to perform an opera internet download manager integration process.

The previous versions of opera mini, lower versions 14 and below have very limited support of IDM and do not work with the IDM installation and if you have no idea on how to download and install Internet download manager on your computer, before starting to integrate IDM into your Opera Browser, read our (IDM) installation article on how to download and install Internet download manager.

Update Opera Mini Before Adding IDM extension

I highly recommend before you begin to integrate IDM (Internet Download Manager) into an Opera Browser, to update the browser first. This can be done by following these simple steps.

Go to the Opera menu <Menu > Then find the about option <About Opera > Look for an option Check for Updates’. Finally click on Update IDM to start the process of installing a latest version by going to “IDM Menu> Help->Check for updates”. This should be located at the Top menu items list.

Before doing the integration of IDM into opera mini browser. we’ve to ensure IDM is integrated into the Opera browser, for that,

Check IDM integration for Opera and Enable Advanced Browser Integration In IDM

1. Launch IDM (Internet download manager) from its icon in the system tray

2. Click Downloads  > Options, and ensure advanced browser integration and Opera are checked under ‘General’ tab. To enable IDM in Opera Browser tick the “Opera” check box. Click OK to save on the dialogue box to save your settings.

Check IDM integration for Opera and  Enable Advanced Browser Integration In IDM

Installing IDM Integration Module extension in Opera browser

Stage 1. Open Opera, click on O-menu > Extensions > Extensions

This manual installation process is similar even in other including Chrome, Brave or Firefox. If properly done by following these steps you should see this image below showing the all process.

Open Opera, click on O-menu > Extensions > Extensions

After opening the opera mini extension section, you should have noticed that the IDM extension is unavailable o inactive in some cases. If its not activated then just simply toggle it and restart the browser.

The next step is to find a file on you computer named IDMGCExt.To find this file follow the steps below and the image for more information.

Stage 2. Locate And find IDMGCExt.crx

In the Opera extensions page, which is open on one side, navigate to ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager’. In the folder located or search for a file named “IDMGCExt.crx” or “IDMGCExt” (With no quotes).

Locate And find IDMGCExt.crx

Stage 3. Drag and drop IDMGCExt into Opera extensions page to install

This is the easy part, simply drag and drop “IDMGCExt.crx” the file you copied from the ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager’ into the “Extensions” page opened in your Opera Browser as shown in the image below.

Drag and Drop IDMGCExt.crx into Extensions Page

Stage 4. Accept Install of IDM Integration Module

Click on “Install” (arrow 1 on the image) to finish installation of “IDM Integration Module” in Opera Browser. Because after the drag and drop a message prompt will pop up the operating system asking you to accept installation of the IDM Integration Module.

Having made it this far Congratulations! you have successfully integrated your Internet Download Manger (IDM) with Opera Browser! and now you can enjoy surfing the internet and download your favorite stuff. You can also see this related YouTube video for more about integrating IDM with the Opera Browser .

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